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2019 LBSA Alumni Fund Scholarship

The LBSA alumni established the LBSA Fund Scholarship to support students of Hispanic/Latino heritage and those committed to uplifting underserved communities in their pursuit of professional skills and careers. All scholarships are funded entirely by alumni contributions and represent the alumni’s commitment to LBSA’s vision – to be recognized as the premier business organization at UC Berkeley that successfully transitions its members into Corporate America and into the Walter A. Haas School of Business.

A committee of LBSA alumni will review applications and select the scholarship recipients. For the LBSA & Community Scholarship, the committee will award at least one “Soledad Voss Scholarship” of $2,000, and at least three $1,000 scholarships. Last year we awarded eleven scholarships totaling $20,500. The LBSA & Community Scholarship awards are distributed mid-August.

The Soledad Voss Scholarship, created in 2013, is named after one of our UC Berkeley LBSA founding members who tragically passed away in an accident. Soledad “Sole” was a special person with a rare energy and spirit that lit up any room she walked into, including our LBSA events. It is in this spirit that we celebrate her life and dedicate this scholarship in her name.

Deadline and How to Apply

Scholarships for calendar year 2019 have been awarded in May 2019. Candidates should email completed applications along with supplemental materials to lbsafund@gmail.com. When emailing applications, please use this format for the subject line “First and Last Name – Scholarship App”. Candidates will receive an email confirming that their applications were received before the deadline. If you do not receive a confirmation a week after submission, please contact the LBSA Fund Director of Scholarships Angel Gonzalez at angel.alex.go@gmail.com.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an active UC Berkeley student enrolling in the Fall 2019 semester at UC Berkeley
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Selection Criteria

The Screening Committee will first determine that each application is complete and complies with eligibility requirements and will then take into consideration the following:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Community Involvement
  • Participation in LBSA
  • Financial need

Required Materials

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • One-page essay
  • One short answer
  • One-page resume (separate Word or PDF attachment)
  • Unofficial transcripts (PDF attachment), and please note that scholarship recipients may be required to provide official transcripts
  • BearFacts summary of financial aid information

Optional Materials

Applicants may submit the following:

  • Freshman only – high school transcripts (separate PDF attachment)
  • Optional Response